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By MDDDDD ·
I recently purchased a Linksys BEFW11S4 to share a cable internet connection with the other PCs in my home. Before installing the router, I always had a very stable connection but now, the host PC's connection is somewhat unreliable. When I use instant messaging programs on the host computer, I will randomly lose the connection for a breif moment but I can always reconnect. Also, sometimes it takes much longer than it should to send and recieve messages. This also happens in some internet gamesas well. However, I never experience a connection loss while using a browser. Either it doesn't affect the browser or the connection loss isn't noticable. The other PCs might be having this problem too but I'm not sure. I never had this problem withmy internet connection before so I am betting it is the router. They may be a setting that I have missed but I don't know what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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by MDDDDD In reply to Router trouble..

Sorry I posted this question twice. The original one wasn't showing up so I figured it didn't get through.

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by TheChas In reply to Router trouble..

I recommend that you:

1. check for a firm-ware update at www.linksys.com

2. contact LinkSys technical support.
Optimum settings vary for different ISPs and Modems.
I had problems logging on with my LinkSys router, and their tech support was very helpful walking me through a few setting changes that were different than I expected.

The only setting that I can think of, is to have the connection set to always on or stay alive in the router settings.

Chas

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by MDDDDD In reply to Router trouble..

Well, I'll be damned. It was a firmware upgrade after all.

Thanks for your quick help. :)

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